Post Politics: Barack Obama


Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 04/26/2014

In Malaysia, a chance for Obama to eat ‘not so spicy’ local food

In Malaysia, Obama had a chance to show off his language skills and eat “not so spicy” local food.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  07:19 PM ET, 04/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 04/02/2014

Obama touts minimum wage plan at Michigan deli

“If you pay people well, there’s more money in everybody’s pockets, and everybody does better,” Obama said.

By David Nakamura  |  02:31 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, minimum wage

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Obama: ‘I’m the champion-in-chief’ on immigration reform

President Obama defended his record on deportations of illegal immigrants during a forum at the Newseum.

By David Nakamura  |  12:19 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Immigration

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Obama holds ‘happy hour with the Democratic Party’

Obama defended Democrats’ values, and cracked jokes, at a party fundraiser Friday.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  06:53 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/19/2014

Obama to sign executive order aboard Air Force One

The president is using his executive powers to move forward in areas that do not require congressional approval.

By David Nakamura  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Obama, Bill Clinton to meet with Senate Democrats next week

The two presidents will address the senators separately, the aides said.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:02 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Obama takes a shot at a key part of his base -- art history majors

People with training in manufacturing can probably earn more “than they might than [with] an art history degree,” the president said.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  01:33 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 01/30/2014

White House ‘very disappointed’ over expulsion of U.S. journalist from China

Obama administration ramps up pressure on China to lift restrictions on foreign reporters

By David Nakamura  |  12:10 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, china, new york times

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/29/2014

Obama to tout economic security proposals Wednesday in Md., Pa.

President Obama will tout proposals aimed at boosting Americans’ economic security Wednesday in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

By Juliet Eilperin and Zachary A. Goldfarb  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Campaign cash used to pay for some State of the Union guests

In some cases, lawmakers are using money raised for political purposes to pay for their invited guest to travel to Washington. And it’s legal.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:32 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Barack Obama State of the Union 2014, campaign finance, Congress, Democrats, GOP, House, House Republicans, Obama, Obama SOTU 2014, Obama speech, Republicans, Senate, Senate Democrats, SOTU 2014, State of the Union 2014, state of the union address, White House

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Obama praises Gates, defends administration’s approach to Afghanistan

“What’s important is that we got the policy right, but that this is hard, and it always has been,” the president said.

By Zachary A. Goldfarb and Aaron Blake  |  04:57 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Robert Gates

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Obama commutes sentences for eight convicted in crack cocaine cases

The pardons are part of the administration’s effort to reduce “unduly harsh sentences” and eliminate overcrowding in prisons.

By David Nakamura  |  02:14 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Eulogizing Mandela, Obama celebrates and scolds

Obama finds parallels between this moment in his presidency and Mandela’s many challenges.

By Scott Wilson  |  08:28 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, Raul Castro

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Air Force One is a theater for cameos en route to South Africa

Air Force One a place for star turns on the way to Mandela’s service

By Scott Wilson  |  05:24 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Nelson Mandela

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Obama, Raul Castro to share stage at Mandela memorial service

Obama one of six foreign leaders to speak at service for South Africa’s beloved former president

By Scott Wilson  |  03:11 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, Obama in Africa

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 12/27/2012

Boehner spokesman: 'Reid should talk less and legislate more'

The war of words has heated up on Capitol Hill as the fiscal cliff approaches.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  11:25 AM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fiscal Cliff, obama; president obama; obama news conference; press conference obama; obama press conference; press conference; obama news; obama speaking; obama petraeus; barack obama; petraeus; obama fiscal cliff;

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Vote for your favorite Election Day cartoon

Over at Comic Riffs, we’re asking you to cast (yet another) ballot: What’s your favorite Election Day cartoon?

By goldsteinj  |  05:46 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barack obama, cartoons, election 2012, mitt romney

Posted at 11:10 PM ET, 09/17/2012

New poll finds Warren slightly ahead of Brown in Mass. Senate race

New poll finds Warren slightly ahead of Brown in Mass. Senate race

By Karen Tumulty  |  11:10 PM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Campaign 2012, Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Senate race, Scott Brown

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 09/13/2012

Mitt Romney continues attack on Obama’s foreign policy

Mitt Romney casts Obama as weak on foreign policy

By Philip Rucker  |  12:58 PM ET, 09/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, election 2012, Mitt Romney, U.S. foreign policy

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Romney aide: Obama’s campaign like ‘gyrating, intermittent lawn sprinklers’

The memo from Mitt Romney’s campaign manager comes as the former Mass. governor kicks off a campaign swing at an Ohio university.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  01:20 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, presidential election

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Analysis: What issues are Obama and Romney tweeting about?

We analyzed the candidates’ past 200 tweets to determine what subjects they’re tweeting about the most.

By Mark S. Luckie  |  04:06 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Twitter

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Romney backs extension of low student loan interest rate

Announcement comes as a report shows half of recent graduates are jobless or underemployed.

By Felicia Sonmez and Rosalind S. Helderman  |  02:46 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Economy

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 04/23/2012

Romney says Obama is ‘a president who by his own measure has failed’

On the eve of the Keystone State’s GOP primary, Romney delivered a withering critique of Obama’s leadership on energy and the economy

By Felicia Sonmez  |  10:55 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  election-2012 | Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Economy

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 04/20/2012

Obama campaign returns money raised by supporter accused of fraud

The $50,000 was raised by a New York supporter who was accused in court fraud and other wrongdoing, officials said Friday.

By Dan Eggen  |  06:17 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Campaign Finance

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Obama heads to N.C., Colorado, Iowa to push for low student loan rates

President Obama will travel to college campuses in North Carolina, Colorado and Iowa to pressure Congress to keep student loan rates down.

By Amy Gardner  |  10:52 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Economy

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Mitt Romney responds to Obama’s ‘silver spoon’ swipe

Romney accused the president of “attacking people” when he should be “attacking problems.”

By Philip Rucker  |  10:42 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Jim Webb: Health-care law represents a leadership failure for Obama

The Democratic senator from Virginia says president’s credibility was damaged by the way it was handled.

By Karen Tumulty  |  11:58 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Health care

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 04/17/2012

What will the president pay next Tax Day? (Tuesday’s Trail Mix video)

TRAIL MIX VIDEO | On Tax Day we take a look at Obama’s tax rate versus Romney’s.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  10:01 AM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trail Mix, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Congress and the campaign game (Monday’s Trail Mix video)

TRAIL MIX VIDEO | The Keystone pipeline takes center stage on Capitol Hill again as Congress reconvenes.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  09:08 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trail Mix, Economy, Congressional races, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 04/15/2012

Mitt Romney camp pounces on Axelrod for comments on economy

Mitt Romney’s camp seized on an interview in which Obama senior adviser David Axelrod appeared to suggest that the country’s economic recovery is not on the right path.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  11:53 AM ET, 04/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Economy

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Obama: ‘No tougher job than being a mom’

President Obama distanced himself Thursday from remarks by Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen, who created a firestorm when she belittled Ann Romney’s past as a stay-at-home mom.

By David Nakamura  |  05:52 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 03/15/2012

One Illinois Republican voter’s journey to a presidential pick

Richard Waddell, a retired engineer and salesman of industrial storage equipment, is a former Romney supporter, who considered switching to the Gingrich camp for a while before going with his son’s pick — Santorum.

By Paul Kane  |  06:30 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Illinois Republican primary, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Barack Obama